The Chief Resilience Officer is responsible for engaging stakeholders from the region’s communities, local governments, civic sector, business sector, and other institutions; consult with an international platform of resilience experts; and collaborate with a global coalition of Chief Resilience Officers in cities around the world.
Pittsburgh’s Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) is a dynamic, engaging, game-changing individual in an innovative top-level advisory position in city government who reports directly to our Mayor, and guides the development of the city resilience strategy.
On June 5, 2015 at the Resilient Pittsburgh Agenda-Setting Workshop, Mayor William Peduto named city sustainability manager Grant Ervin to the position of Chief Resilience Officer .
The first 26 CROs in the 100 Resilient Cities network met in New Orleans to share their cities’ shocks, stresses and solutions and develop a global practice of urban resilience.
Innovation & Performance
I&P aims to transform Pittsburgh into a world-class city through the intersections of technology, sustainability, and performance. While separate, like rotating wheel cogs, the three areas will only move forward when working together.